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samples, but regardless of the results it seems that the u.s. and others are poised for military action and soon. according to the "new york times" on sunday a senior obama administration official said there was, quote, very little doubt that president bashar al assad military's forces had used chemical weapons against civilians last week and that a syrian promised to allow u.n. inspectors to access the site would be too late to be credible. over the weekend president obama met with his top military and national security advisors who presenced him with a detailed set of military options including a possible cruise missile attack. the president also spoke with british prime minister david cameron and french president francois hollande to discuss possible responses by the international community. at home members of congress on both sides of the aisle were calling for military action. >> i do think action is going to occur. certainly a red line for us has been the use of chemicals against people. that has occurred. we need to obviously respond to that, but i don't want us to change our ove
correspondent at the huffington post, stan stein. joining us from beirut, lebanon is foreign correspondent, amman mow hadean. >> there is word from the british, they're not going to do anything. what is the reaction to the notion that the president may go it alone as it were? >> well, now there's a few different sets of reactions. one specifically set because of a u.s. strike on syria and two, the humanitarian consequences of that and three, the possible fallout in terms of regional conflict. obviously, people are concerned about the possibility of a u.s. air strike or any type of strike given the fact that there has been intervention that is ended so disastrously in iraq and elsewhere. the concern among the governments has do more with the concern of security and that in places like lebanon, they've already seen violence from syria spill over here. this is a very divided country in terms of ethnic makeup. a lot of is actually mirrors inside of syria. they're afraid if there's a conflict from syria that spreads across the region, countries like lebanon will definitely feel that pinch. more
. manning's first leak to wikileak's julian assange was the infamous collateral murder video showing a u.s. apache helicopter killing several civilians including two righters journalists in bag tad. two months later they were rocked with the afghanistan war logs which detailed previously unreported civilian casualties, use of u.s. drones and special black ops to hunt and kill taliban leaders. the logs showed aiding afghan insurgents while collecting u.s. foreign aid. >> if journalism is good, it is controversial by its nature. it is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abuses and when powerful abuses are taken on there is always a backlash. >> yet, the day after the release of the afghanistan war logs president obama was dismissive. >> the fact is, these documents don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on afghanistan. >> these war logs were followed by the publication of the iraq war logs. in october 2010 and the release of 250,000 state department cables the following month. in sum, manning's leaks constituted the largest security breach in u.s.
, children, all of them dead. syrian leaders, however, continued to deny using chemical weapons this morning and faced with reports of u.s. strikes that could come as early as thursday, according to u.s. officials. syria also stressed it can defend itself using all available means. still, no formal decision has been announced regarding a u.s. military response. the u.n. chemical weapons team when visited the site of the alleged chemical attack yesterday said it's not too late to collect and analyze the evidence and is expected to resume inspections tomorrow. u.s. officials say they do not need to wait for a u.n. report before taking action. joining me today, politics editor for "business insider, "josh barrow. peter binart, "daily beast" editor and "washington post" columnist and msnbc contributor jonathan capehart, and senior editor for "the atlantic," and former fellow on the press. and diplomatic correspondent for the "washington post," ann guerin. and joining us from cairo, nbc news foreign correspondent amman mojadin. when we look at the rising crescendo of a potential strike as early a
thousands injured, the u.s. and international community are still awaiting their response. the u.n. security council failed to reach an agreed yesterday on a draft resolution that would authorize military action in sear yarks but tyri syria. yesterday president obama said he had not yet made a decision about whether on-to-conduct a military strike in sear yarks but he did make the case for limited strikes and said the u.s. had concluded that the syrian government was in fact responsible for the attacks. the president also made clear that the syrian government would face consequences. >> i think it's important that if in fact we make a choice to have repercussions per the use of chemical weapons, then the assad regime involved in a civil war trying to protect itself will have received a pretty strong signal that in fact it better not do it again. >> although defense secretary chuck hagel has said the u.s. military is ready for action. last night hagel told reporters that if any action would be taken against syria, it would be an international collaboration. the white house has said it will re
that the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises planned with egypt next month. president made no mention of u.s. aid to egypt but made clear that the path to democracy for egypt ultimately rests in the hands of the egyptians. >> america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it is tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. >> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent at "the huffington post," sam stein. "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, founder and editor at large, charlie senate, jon meacham author of "thomas jefferson -- the art of power." joining us now from cairo, nbc news foreign correspondent ayman muhyeldin. we're hearing from the spokesperson for the muslim brotherhood that th
republicans in the entire u.s. house who represent districts that did not vote for mitt romney. their constituents are very different read on what's playing out in washington, what congress failed to do this year than the constituents of the democratic members who accounted for are 5 million vote plurality for obama last year. >> they are taking the obama care vote. happy anniversary, gop. you're taking your 40th vote to repeal obama care. just to get back to it, so their base is being more conservative. their districts support this idea of the government doing nothing because to them it says smaller government. but specifically do you have any idea what conservatives -- the base -- mean when they say be more conservative? what do they mean by that? they want their medicare. right? >> they do. they do. but when the farm bill came up, sort of an earlier legislative failure, at that point john boehner wrote a bill that could get more moderate republicans to vote tore it and he lost tons and tons of vote to the right because people said it didn't cut the food stamps program enough
and joining us from montgomery, alabama, brian stevenson. thank you for joining us today, which is a very big deal in the days of the halls of criminal justice reform. >> my pleasure. >> brian, first your reaction to the proposed changed by the attorney general in terms of mandatory sentencing requirements. how will this change or reform our justice codes? >> i think it's a very significant development. the politics of fear and anger have paralyzed legislatures and congress and other decision making bodies. we have been watching this problem get bigger and bigger. i think it's a huge development. the prison population in 1972 was 300,000 people in the united states. today, it's 2.3 million. most of that increase is a function of mandatory drug laws and the drug policy that's created the mandatory minimums. eliminating that on the federal side has a huge impact on the length of sentences and the character of people sent to prison. i think it's a really positive step forward that i hope other states will model and replicate at the state level. >> just to give our folks at home statistics here,
slumber with the words i have a dream. joining us today from national mall is the host of msnbc's "hardball" kris matthews, eugene robinson, joining me from chicago is former senior adviser to president obama director at the university of chicago institute of politics and an msnbc political analyst david axelrod and in nashville executive editor at random house. chris ma the hurricanes my colleague and friend someone i look to, someone who knows this city well. we're talking about the march on washington and yet in today's world washington has become synonymous with a place of dysfunction, of anger, of partisanship, of rancor. i guess to what degree can we rekindle that possibility. how can this society recode what washington means sway place of failure. >> well i don't want to suggest it's a symetrick problem. there was a decision 4 1/2 years ago to prevents this presidency of president obama from taking effect. they want to remoist from the history books as much as they could even though he had been elected legitimately with a larger majority than ronald reagan had back in 198
us on 9/11, al qaeda affiliates and like minded extremists still threaten our homeland. still threaten our diplomatic facilities. still threaten our businesses abroad. we've got to take these threats seriously. >> the president's counterterrorism legacy will likely be defined by the twin pillars of an expanded surveillance state. as to the latter, a report in "the new york times" yesterday detailed the degree to which the nsa is monitoring the content of american communications. it is a development that the paper's editorial board asserted shs a common sense understanding of the fourth amendment. we have chuck todd host of "the daily rundown" i go to you first as our man at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the fact the white house is having a press conference on an august friday at 3:00 p.m., are we to believe they are excited to get the message out to the media? >> no. i think this is more of a traditional before he's gone on vacation. he's done this before. end of the summer deal. it's one of those things they know they are long overdo on a press conference in that respect. there i
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power to use its leverage over the government, whether it's financial, diplomatic or political to try and shape what the egyptian government here is doing. on more than one occasion, they have said that they take into consideration their allies, their concerns of international community, but when it comes down to what's happening here in egypt, they are making their own sovereign decision. so they are striking a more defiant tone when it comes to the type of -- the united states and the european union are talking about perhaps cutting off aid or shaping the economic benefits of this relationship. today the saudi king pledged his commitment to pledge money to the egyptian government so they feel some type of financial constrictions from foreign powers. they have already pledged nearly $12 billion in aid to the egyptian government. they say they're willing to give it more if need be so long as those countries don't interfere in egypt's domestic affairs. >> i want to bring in richard wolf and sam stein. richard, we were talking about the europe upon union and the americans and exactably
is he going to blame? right? >> never himself. >> of course. when you ask a-rod well, did you use steroids, never get an answer. yes or no, he tries to murky the waters by giving you the other scenarios. bottom line he'll be suspended for this year and 2014. he's going to be allowed to play for 30, 40 games because he is going to be able to appeal it and you can play when the appeals process is going on. it is august 5th. which means these games are important. yankees are in a pennant race. a-rod will probably play well, hit home runs, help the yankees may playoffs and then take a two-year vacation. >> show our viewers. this is the man who posed in details magazine kissing himself, "he was so vain, he had not one but two painted portraits of himself as the half-man, half-horse figure. one painting for one person is enough. two paintings and juicing at the biogenesis strip mall club is maybe enough. do you think he can come back after the suspension? >> again. i will ask this question to a yankee fan. yankee fan doesn't want him right now. two weeks they're in fenway park. they are
's disrupt, karen finney, and senior congressional reporter for talking points memo, sahil kapor. joining us from cairo is ayman mo mohadean. we've talked about how dramatically this scene has changed. if you look back at the scenes from earlier in july, there were laser lights, a sense of jubilation in the square. couple that with images of today and this week, the violence, 600 people dead. give us if you will the latest, the feeling on the ground in terms of the movement, the seeming ground swell of support for ousted president mohamed morsi. >> reporter: well, you know, if there's one way we can describe egypt over the course of the last several weeks and last several years, it's every time there's a moment of opportunity, it seems to be squandered. even if there was any silver lining in the removal of president mohamed morsi, that seems to be disipitating by the day. we're already getting reports of a spike in the death toll. today was the day that many people were hoping wouldn't be violent. unfortunately, it is turning out to be just as deadly as some of those in recent memory. accord
test that ended in violent clashes last week. joining us from cairo, and from washington, senior correspondent for national security and politics and the "daily beast." josh, i'd like to go to you first with your big news today. a scoop, if you will, about the white house's strange sort of back and forth over the question of whether or not this is a military coup and whether or not we are withholding $1.3 billion in aid. can you give us the latest as far as your conversations with senior administration officials? >> sure. the original sources came from senator patrick leahy, the head of the committee that runs foreign aid. he said the white house told him clearly most military aid had been halted while the administration conducts its review of all u.s.-egypt aid. the white house said before and after my story came out that there's been no policy decision to issuspend the aid. they're playing a word game, have their cake and eat it, too. basically, they want to preserve the flexibility to turn the aid back on if that's what he ultimately decide do, but at the same time for now mos
pete williams. pete, you talked recently about the march on washington. why don't you tell us about that. >> reporter: washington, d.c., in the summer of 1963 was more than a little nervous about the prospect of a big civil rights march coming to the city, and that worry extended from the president on down, a fear that if it went badly, it could derail the efforts to pass the nation's most important civil rights law. ♪ it's easy to see now why the march on washington is celebrated as a landmark in the civil rights movement. it helped to shape public opinion after decades of struggle, says todd perdom, author of a forth coming book about that period. >> i think it's probably the single most important public demonstration in america of any kind. >> reporter: america in 1963 was deeply segregated. something as simple as taking the bus meant separate waiting rooms for blacks. in the spring the nation had watched as police in birmingham, alabama, aimed fire hoses and set dogs on children who joined in the civil rights protests. when president john f. kennedy heard about the plan to mar
photo i.d. are using scare tactics. they're more interested in divisive politics than ensuring that no one's vote is disenfranchised by fraudulent balanceant. >> to be clear it's the governor who is doing the disenfranchisement, it cuts early voting by a week, eliminates same-day voters registration, ends preregistration for 16 and 17-year-olds, and starting in 2016 requires voters to show a government-issued i.d. before they can cast a vote. the law was immediately challenged in the court and also criticized by hillary clinton, who offered her most -- >> legislators in north carolina have pushed through a bill that reads like the greatest hits of voter suppression. in 2013 so far, more than 80 bills restricting voting rights have been -- not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem must not be paying attention. >> clinton describes the threat of voter fraud as a fannen epidemic, a fact born out by the fact that among the nearly 7 million ballots cast last year there were only 121 cases of potentially voters fraud,
of the muslim brother hood. on account of the violence, the u.s. embassy in cairo has been temporarily closed. in the last hour the white house has had this response. >> we have repeatedly called on the egyptian military and security forces to show restraint and for the government to respect the universal right of its citizens. we also strongly oppose a return to a state of emergency law and call on the government to respect basic human rights, such as freedom of peaceful assembly and due process under the law. >> joining me today, senior fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities, eric bernstein. the huffingt"huffington post", m and ryan steele. joining me from cairo is foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin. we've gotten news that there is a resignation from the post. it sounds like a developing and chaotic situation in egypt. can you give us the latest? >> exactly. it was confirmed the vice president submitted his resignation in objection over what has happened here today citing his differences with the violent way these protesters were handled and that's because he believed there
in. that's leaving us in the lurch. that is nor proper planning." but who needs a game plan? who needs compromise? if you're rush limbaugh, not the gop. >> are you suggesting republicans shouldn't negotiate and have biapproach with democrats? >> well, yeah, pretty much, because i don't think we have anything in common with them. >> joining me today, former national press secretary for the obama campaign, ben labolt, managing ed are to have the and an msnbc contributor, joy reid, u.s. managing editor of the "financial times," martin dixon. joining us from capitol hill, house democratic whip condition man from maryland's 5th district, steny hoyer. congressman, thanks for joining us. i think a lot of us are a little bit concerned about the fact, a, that john boehner says he has a strategy but when you dig deeper, it appears that there is no plan b, if the government is actually shut down. is it going to come to that in the fall? >> well, even if there were a plan b, we've seen that speaker's plan bs aren't supporting by his own party. saw that last december. but i want to m
should not get in the way of u.s. and russia's relations. >> we've got a whole lot of business that we do with china and russia and i'm not going to have one case of a suspect who we're trying to extra diet suddenly being elevated to the point where i've got to start doing wheeling and dealing and trading on a whole host of other issues simply to get a guy extradited so that he can face the justice system here in the united states. >> amid bipartisan efforts to punish russia, calls to boycott the bilateral meeting to the 2014 olympics in sochi, things have changed. the white house announced the president will spend some time in sweden. quote, a close friend and partner to the united states. joining me today senior fellow at the center on budget and policy pry orpds akds an msnbc contributor, jerry bernstein, katrina van den huevel. brian grimm and nbc news white house correspondent, kristin welker. kristin, i go to you first. we played the sound of the president about a month ago saying he wouldn't do any wheeling and dealing and trading over edward snowden. that line of logic seems to ha
and host of "up" with steve kornacki, and joining us from oklahoma city is a rpt congressman from oklahoma's fourth district deputy majority whip tom cole, and thank you for joining us while you are on the recess. and i hope that the august heat is not as hot over there as other parts of the country, although we are hearing according to the associated press that during one of your town hall meetings nearly 150 people broke into applause in support of legislation over a government shutdown. what did you make of that, congressman coa ma congressman cole. >> i love all of the meetings, because they are raucous and spirited and in is a topic along with immigration and national security agency, so again, you have them so people can come tell you what they think, but also so you can tell them what you think and why, and exchange opinions. so they have gone well, and again, we will continue to do them. >> you sound fairly even-minded about this. are you not worried about the quote, unquote suicide congress as pete wayner calls them? >> well, we are not going to shutdown the government and so it i
robinson. joining us now is chuck todd who is also, of course, host of msnbc's "the daily rundown." before we get into the actual policy here, i want to talk about the sort of bird's-eye view as far as what the president is doing on this great middle class tour if you will. to me it seems like he's trying to build up as much political capital as possible before he gets back to washington. what do you think he's trying to do? >> i think he's trying to talk about what people around kitchen tables are talking about, right? this has been the great disconnect of washington, sometimes it's a trap that the obama white house falls into. i'm sure favreau will maybe even cop to that once in a while. when you're in washington, the washington news and story of the day as much as you want to talk about the economy and talk about tuition prices and talk about the things that are actually impacting every day people that are living in omaha or buffalo or miami, you're dragged down because you have not one but two crises in the middle east. you have the issue with the nsa which i think hurt his own persona
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